TQ3378 : Wolverton low-rise blocks by Alvey Street, Aylesbury Estate, Walworth

taken 3 years ago, near to Bermondsey, Southwark, Great Britain

Wolverton low-rise blocks by Alvey Street, Aylesbury Estate, Walworth
Wolverton low-rise blocks by Alvey Street, Aylesbury Estate, Walworth
Beyond them is the long 10-storey Wendover block. The view is from Surrey Square Park.
Aylesbury Estate
Further south in Walworth than the Heygate Estate, the Aylesbury was an even more ambitious scale of urban redevelopment. Its many long medium-rise blocks, constructed from 1963 to 1977 were intended to house 10,000 people in an area of around 28 hectares. They replaced streets of mainly 19th century low-rise housing. Designed by Hans Peter Trenton, the design philosophy of the estate was to keep housing above ground level, with raised walkways connecting the buildings and only cars and services at ground level.

By 1990 problems of crime, anti-social behaviour and a failed district heating system made the estate an undesirable place to live. In 2005 it was decided to redevelop the area again with a mix of up to 50% "affordable" housing. The reconstruction will take about 20 years.

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TQ3378, 235 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 5 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre  Flat landscapes 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Area (from Tags)
Walworth 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3313 7830 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.2792N 0:5.0355W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3322 7828
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Postcode Area SE17  Inner City Park  London Borough of Southwark  Local Authority Housing 

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